WE all know Gretchen Ho as the feisty volleyball star back in her collegiate years.
More recently, she’s seen under the bright lights of broadcast media, reporting at the sidelines. But now, the former Ateneo Lady Eagle is taking on a more meaningful role away from the volley court.
Child-focused international organization World Vision has named Gretchen as its newest Ambassador for Health and Nutrition after a formal contract signing recently at the NGO’s office in Quezon City.
Ho was chosen as she “embodies health and nutrition” and that she can “empower and inspire people to action,” the Organization says.
Known for her active lifestyle as a star athlete, Gretchen is also an advocate of healthy living and proper nutrition.
“I’m honored that I was given this opportunity to aid in World Vision’s advocacy programs and activities,” she said. “Nutritious food and clean water should be readily available for everyone, but the sad truth is that health and nutrition remain a privilege that marginalized communities cannot afford. I’m giving my full support to World Vision by raising awareness on these issues and helping the cause.”
Gretchen now joins the ranks of World Vision Ambassadors, including Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Bianca Gonzalez, Ogie Alcasid, Sam Concepcion, Marc Nelson and many others.
Meanwhile, World Vision will be celebrating 60 years of “Caring for Children and Building Sustainable Communities” in the Philippines and as part of the celebrations, the child-focused agency will hold the annual charity running event World Vision Run 2017 in Cebu on July 16 at the Cebu Business Park.
The run aims to provide sustainable livelihood projects in Sogod, Cebu. This includes the establishment of nine Community-Managed Savings and Credit Association groups, construction of a multipurpose building, and provision of livelihood start-up kits.
The run also aims to raise awareness and support to its recently announced campaign, “It Takes a World to End Sexual Exploitation of Children.” Gretchen will also host the run.
To join or know more about the World Vision Run 2017, visit www.worldvision.org.ph or call 372-77-77.
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